Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning Are Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’
Patron saint of the mid-major movie release Megan Ellison announced with her company Annapurna Pictures that a preliminary cast has been assembled for director Mike Mills‘ upcoming family drama 20th Century Women. Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning will lead 20th Century Women, a story of a mother (Bening) raising her teenage son in Santa Barbara, California, in the summer of 1979. Gerwig will portray a photographer immersed in the local punk scene while Fanning plays the son’s friend. Beginners and Thumbsucker filmmaker Mills will direct his own script.
Producer Megan Ellison has used her clout to help guide several interesting projects to the screen in recent years, including The Master, Zero Dark Thirty, Her, Foxcatcher and David O. Russell’s upcoming film with Jennifer Lawrence Joy. Ellison will produce the project alongside Anne Carey of Archer Gray and Youree Henley with Annapurna’s Chelsea Barnard on as executive producer. 20th Century Women will film in Southern California later in 2015.